Once more, the balls didn't bounce right for the unlucky Shock. In the WNBA draft lottery, the top pick for 2012 went to Los Angeles.
Most WNBA teams made draft picks Monday that made sense and helped fill a need in their current rosters.
As the regular season winds down, the final playoff berth in the Western Conference will likely come down to a race between Minnesota and San Antonio.
Minnesota's roster this summer is actually younger than last year's team. But even without a lot of veterans, the talented group could go far.
Candace Parker had 31 points and 10 rebounds, and Lisa Leslie added 25 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 91-80 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES 85, PHOENIX 83
Host Los Angeles rallied in the second half for a 69-59 victory over Indiana on Saturday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Los Angeles 61, Indiana 58